Commemorating the 1860s

2018-11-29 06:00
PHOTO: suppliedMembers of the 1860 foundation Anand Jayrajh (left) and Sharitha Jayrajh(first right), hand a token of appreciation to the minister Pravin Gordhan.

PHOTO: suppliedMembers of the 1860 foundation Anand Jayrajh (left) and Sharitha Jayrajh(first right), hand a token of appreciation to the minister Pravin Gordhan.

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President of the foundation Mr J. Singh in his address said the abolition of slavery from 1833, resulted in a cheap labour crisis in the sugar producing British colonies.

Singh said: “Sugar at this time dictated a large share of world economy and was the bedrock of the economy of the colonies. Alternate labour from India harboured the minds of the sugar planters. On November 16, 1860, the paddle steamer, S.S. Truro claimed historic honours when it anchored in the then Port Natal (Durban) carrying 342 human cargo from South India to the then colony of Natal.”

“Our organisation pledges our loyalty to South Africa.”

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